Yokut Indians repel a second attack by the ‘Petticoat Rangers,’ a band of civilian Indian fighters at Four Creeks, California. [Source: HistoryNet.com.] Four Creeks is between the presenty-day towns of Fresno and Bakersfield, near the junction of State Routes 99 and 198.
Born: William Randolph Hearst, newspaper publisher, in San Francisco, California, on April 29, 1863. Hearst died on August 14, 1951, in Beverly Hills, California, at the age of 88. [Source: Biography.com.]
Premiere of Mission Play at Mission San Gabriel. Written by John Steven McGroarty while living at the Mission Inn in Riverside, the play is a highly romanticized presentation of life during the Mission era of California history.
Four Los Angeles police officers are acquitted of charges stemming from the beating of Rodney King. Rioting breaks out.